Saturday, April 12, 2008

Altered Address Book

spiral bound journal
Assorted scrapbook papers
glue (I used a glue stick for the papers and a glue pen for the ribbon)

Lay open the front cover of your journal onto the back of your paper. Measure 1/2" larger and cut out. Do the same for the back cover.

For the front, tear into 3 strips (widths do not have to be even). We're going to leave out the middle part when attaching the paper so that another paper can peek out underneath it.

Cut a strip of coordinating paper wider than than what is needed to fill the open gap, and the same length as the cover paper.

Glue the bottom 'peek-a-boo' stip to the front cover, letting the edges overhang. Glue the two side stips overlapping the middle strip.

To fold over the edges to the inside of the cover, notch out the corner, fold down and glue.

Cut out a coordinating piece of paper the size of your inside cover and glue down. This will hide the edges of your front paper fold. Now complete the back cover the same way, except with only a solid paper on the outside instead of 3 strips.

Glue down ribbon along the paper edge both inside and on the front cover. Repeat on the back cover.

For the dividers, I glued down some precut chipboard tabs I had to the lined pages inside. You can cut these out of cardstock too.

Embellish! Embellish! Embellish!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for all of the great tutorials, Marnie.

Jeanine said...

Waiting for more tutorials, Marnie! :) You've been tagged (check out our blog for info). Hope you're doing well!